Join a live-stream talk with a Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestseller, Colson Whitehead 7 p.m., Thursday, July 9!
The Midtown Scholar continues their virtual event series with a discussion of Whitehead’s latest book, “The Nickel Boys.” Whitehead will deliver a presentation on his novel and take questions from the audience.
Unlike other Midtown Scholar events, this one does require you to purchase the book prior to claim your ticket.
Once you purchase the book, you will be sent a confirmation email that will have the link to the stream and password.
The book was just published June 30 and is available for direct shipping or curbside pickup at The Midtown Scholar on Saturday, July 4. It will then be available for regular pickup Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting July 10.
About the book
The Nickel Boys follows-up Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Underground Railroad,” which also won the National Book Award among a host of other honorable recognitions.
Whitehead’s 10th book dramatizes another point in American history through the story of two boys sent to reform school during the Jim Crow-era in Florida.
It follows Elwood Curtis and Turner as they try to survive by scheming and avoiding trouble at all costs. A fateful decision while at the school pits tension between the boys and causes a lasting impact.
The Nickel Boys is based on a true story of a reform school that operated for 111 years and changed the lives of thousands of children throughout its history.